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Kate Crawford      

Principal Researcher, New York City, Microsoft Research; Visiting Professor, MIT Center for Civic Media; Senior Fellow, NYU Information Law Institute; Co-director & Co-founder of AI Now Institute at NYU

Kate Crawford is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, the co-director and co-founder of the AI Now Institute and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. Her research addresses the social implications of large scale data, machine learning and AI. Recent publications address the topics of data discrimination, social impacts of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and due process, ethical review for data science, and algorithmic accountability.

In July 2016, she was the co-chair of the White House symposium AI Now: The Social and Economic Implication of AI in the Near-Term. The symposium addressed artificial intelligence across four domains: labor, health, social inequality and ethics.

Kate is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on AI and Robotics, as well as the UN Thematic Network on Data for Development. She is co-PI of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, and she is on the editorial boards of several journals including Big Data & Society, Social Media & Society, and Fibreculture. For her work on big data and ethics, Kate was named a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow in 2013.

Apart from the academics, Kate has also written for The Atlantic, The New York Times and The New Inquiry.

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